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General Mach Discussion / Re: Importing G code
« on: February 06, 2011, 07:53:34 PM »
No, its mounted to the table, well within limits. I know I am doing something wrong so I will go through some steps to my failure. I imported the code and the image is way off the right and you cant even see it unless you zoom out. I moved the tool (spindle) to a spot on the piece I want to cut and zeroed the DRO. Then clicked on regen and the image is still off to the right, way out of soft limit setting of the table. Not sure what to do.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Importing G code
« on: February 06, 2011, 07:35:41 PM »
I set a work offset and zeroed the DRO. Then I regenerated the window but it did not move within the soft limit settings. What am I doing wrong?

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I finally got it working thanks to all the advice and instruction. It was well worth the trouble, so awesome to use.

Thank you Lee.

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General Mach Discussion / Importing G code
« on: February 06, 2011, 07:27:06 PM »
I have a question, which I have tried to figure out on my own but I can't. After importing code into Mach, the image is way out of soft limits set on my table. How can I move the image closer to my set limits within working distance to zero and begin cutting? I have tried everything. What I had to do, which worked, was move the Cam file image closer to a 0,0 coordinate and re-entered it into Mach, and it was within the soft limits but what a pain. Is there a way to move the code image around in Mach? I would have to think there is a way..........

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Has anyone have the xbox controller working with W7? I get messages saying "Plugin Dll defective. Reload" and "defective plugin found....ignoring" After Mach opened, plugin control only shows video window. I have the most current plugin off the web site.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Go Home
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:50:07 PM »
No, it works, I clicked on ref all home and it did work great! I didnt know thats the button to use because it screwed up the tracking when I didnt have "A" set on its own pin. I get t now.

thanks Hood, if it weren't for you I would be hanging from a bridge..........

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Go Home
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:26:01 PM »
The machine coord light is on and I it is not at 0,0. If I have the correct setting, and I trip the switch which is set to home and auto zero, shouldn't it auto zero on the DRO?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Go Home
« on: February 03, 2011, 11:15:32 AM »
Regards rge machine Zero, you need Auto Zero checked on the Homing and Limits page. If your Home position is not with the tool fully negative in X and Y and fully positive in Z then Home off values would be needed.
Hood

I want home position to be when X and Y are fully neg but when I travel to the switches, which are set to X,Y, and A home neg, the machine does not show 0,0. All are already set t Auto Zero by default and I have not changed them.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Go Home
« on: February 03, 2011, 11:08:21 AM »
Done! now I have all axis' enabled and homed but "A" (slaved to "X") on pin 12 and X, Y, and Z on pin 13 on the inputs signals screen. Now how do I set up home so when "machine coord's" is lit, to display machine 0,0? In other words, how do I set up homing correctly now that my inputs are correct and motors are running correctly? 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Go Home
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:02:11 AM »
Thats how I had it set up originally because I have limits on all four screws

Are you driving two of the screws with one motor or do you have a separate A axis?  If you're using a slaved axis to drive both sides of a gantry, for instance, the slaved axis will have to have it's own homes switch.  The other three can be on the same switch, but the A (slaved axis) must be on a separate home switch.

It has its own switch, but the same pin assignment as the rest. Are you saying I should wire it so it has its own pin assignment on the BOB? Because I can do that if it is really necessary. I just thought since it was slaved, it would run correctly.

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